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3D Classic Sonic Coming to 3DS in Japan Next Week

by Danny Bivens - May 8, 2013, 5:40 am EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://archives.sega.jp/3d/sonic/, Sega.jp

Sega is set to deliver another classic updated in stereoscopic 3D.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week on May 15. The title, which retails for 600 yen (about $6), is based on the Mega Drive (Genesis) version of the game and will support the ability to select stages, save at any time, and implements the speed dash technique found in later Sonic games. Controls are completely customizable and the game offers both the Japanese and English versions. Gamers can also choose to view the game in Normal mode or a special Classic mode that resembles old tube televisions with a slight curvature on the sides (see the picture below).

3D Sonic the Hedgehog is the third game in the 3D Fukkoku Project (3D Reprint Project). 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-on were released December and March respectively. There is currently no word as to if or when these titles will be released outside of Japan.

Normal Mode - Left, Classic Mode - Right




tendoboy1984May 08, 2013

Meh, I prefer Sonic 2 & 3.

When are we getting Super NES and SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive games on the 3DS Virtual  Console?

I can't say I'd pay $6 for it, but maybe I'd consider it at a sale price.  I'd be interested to see how good it looks in 3D, but can't justify that cost.

I'd also think the addition of spin dash wouldn't work that well in this game, after the first couple of levels, you're really putting yourself at risk if you go fast with reckless abandon.

RazorkidMay 08, 2013

I think this is awesome and I can't wait to get it here in the US. I've never gotten far in Sonic games and this getting the 3D classics treatment on a handheld is exactly what sells me on this. I hope other 3rd party games do the 3D classics redux of some of there games on 3DS.

ClexYoshiMay 09, 2013

Last time Sonic 1 came out on a portable Nintendo console as a standalone title with a Spin Dash and a stage select and save feature, we got http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2iaUbxtqUM

Pixelated PixiesMay 09, 2013

Sonic really isn't my sort of thing, but I'm always glad to see more 3D Classics.

I'd love to see some TG-16 3D Classics. Lords of Thunder or Dracula X would be pretty sweet in 3D.

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